Date of this Version
2014 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report, UNL Extension MP99, pp. 62-63.
A growing study compared the effectsof pelleting corn residue and treating with calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide. All diets contained 60% corn residue, 36% distillers products, and 4% supplement (DM basis). Steers consuming pelleted diets had increased DMI, greater ending BW, but poorer F:G compared to non-pelleted treatments. Diets containing the chemically treated corn stover had increased ADG and lower F:G compared to the non-treated diets. While both pelleting and chemical treatment with CaO increased DMI, and ADG, only the use of CaO improved feed efficiency.